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Mexican Telenovela Star Edith Gonzalez Loses Battle to Cancer at 54


Edith Gonzalez, a 54-year-old Mexican telenovela star, has passed away. Gonzalez died on Thursday, June 13 according to fellow actress Leticia Calderon. Calderon took to Twitter and wrote, “(Edith) we will miss you! There is no more pain harder than the one that your mom is feeling, which I embrace with great affection.”

Gonzalez was diagnosed with “very aggressive” ovarian cancer in August 2016. At the time of her death, she was being treated at the Angeles Interlomas hospital in Mexico City.

She is survived by her husband, Lorenzo Margain, and daughter Constanza, 15.

Compañer@s, les informamos el sensible fallecimiento de nuestra C. Edith González Fuentes, con nombre artístico “Edith González”, miembro de nuestro sindicato, quien falleció la madrugada del día de hoy 13 de junio. Nuestras condolencias a sus familiares y amigos. QEPD pic.twitter.com/j7quRL7QYg

— ANDA (@andactores) June 13, 2019

From Entertainment Tonight:

The telenovela star became beloved for her decades of work on Televisa, Telemundo, and TV Azteca. She was most recently seen by fans as Eva Soler in Eva La Trailera in 2016. Gonzalez is survived by her daughter, Constance, and her husband, Lorenzo Lazo Margáin.

All of the information we know about Gonzalez’s passing can be seen below.

Edith Gonzalez Cause of Death: Ovarian Cancer

Gonzalez passed away at age 54 on Thursday, June 13. The news was confirmed by Mexican journalist Mara Patricia Castañeda before friends and fans began sharing tributes on social media.

Gonzalez was initially diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer in 2016. It was a “very aggressive” cancer which led to Gonzalez undergoing surgery to have her ovaries, uterus, and lymph nodes removed.

Rumors of her declining health began to swirl in April 2019, but she adamantly denied them. The rumors began during her absence from the show “Dancing for a Dream,” where she was serving as a judge.

In her final tweet on May 29, Gonzalez shared a tweet that was a celebration of life.

Buenos dias!!!!! Hoy se nos da una nueva oportunidad para amar, ya se que suena mega-cursi, pero es neta. Amar cada segundo, disfrutar del don de la vida!!! Hasta el movimiento mas simple que hace nuestro cuerpo es símbolo de libertad y amor. Gózalo!!!! Asi que…. Guenaaaaas!!!! pic.twitter.com/Tmap8irPyB

— Edith Gonzalez (@EdithGonzalezMx) May 29, 2019

“Today we are given a new opportunity to love, I know it sounds mega-corny, but it’s net,” she said. “Love every second, enjoy the gift of life! Even the simplest movement our body makes is a symbol of freedom and love.”

Our deepest condolences go out to Gonzalez’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.

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